Guwahati : Dr Samujjal Kr. Bhattacharya, adviser to AASU, is fast emerging as a rallying point for opposition unity to take on the BJP in Assam but the man himself is not interested to plunge into politics.
As the fast realization has dawned that anti-BJP forces are hopelessly positioned to take on the juggernaut of the BJP in Assam despite the strong anti CAB forces, there is an attempt to pop up Dr Samujjal Kr Bhattacharya as a consensus rallying point.
As the chorus for his leadership has started to unroll from all quarters of the opposition, the man in question has maintained his traditional position of staying away from the political circle.
“You know my declared position. I shall stay away from the political arc” said Dr Bhattacharya emphatically, even as senior politician Kirip Chaliha yesterday addressed a press conference urging Dr. Bhattacharya to lead.
A rainbow opposition led by Dr Bhattacharya and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma against the BJP is the most likely consensus fast emerging in Assam, but no one is able to convince Dr. Bhattacharya and hence public pressure is being mounted through political statements, press conference and TV appeals.
Conrad Sangma led National Political Party (NPP) is taking its wings in Assam with some anti CAB leaders who are part of no active party like Israel Nanda, Holiram Terang, Dilip Bora and Manjit Mahanta.
However BJP is taking a long breath of contentment as there is not one single common opposition to take on them and hence they are confident for a sweep in the Lok Sabha.
Congress has started the selection of candidates selection process and while Badaraddin Ajmal sent music to BJP’s ears by announcing that seven Lok Sabha constituencies would be contested by AIUDF.
The BJP is ensuring that anti CAB front is divided and hence they are very happy to see AGP, AIUDF, NPP, KMSS and now Pravajan Virodhi Manch of Upamanyu Hazarika entering the Lok Sabha bandwagon.
BJP is bound to get helped during the elections if so many oppositions stand without a common leader. Though the opposition is counting on Dr Samujjal Kr. Bhattacharya if he decides to change his mind and join politics.